A man was injured in a work-related accident on Monday morning. The accident occurred in Kegley, West Virginia when a Divisions of Highway state employee was holding a sign in a construction zone and was struck by a vehicle. The worker, a 54-year-old man, was holding a slow/stop sign near the intersection of Bartley Lane and Shawnee Baptist Church when a pickup truck hit him and fled the scene of the accident. The worker was transported to the hospital by ambulance for non-life threatening injuries. The unidentified driver returned to the scene shortly after the accident, and authorities did not indicate if citations were issued. The accident remains under investigation.
Construction workers, police officers, and firefighters are all occupations that are deemed dangerous. However, all individuals are at risk of suffering a work-related injury or fatality. Millions of people spend an average of 40 hours a week at their place of employment, and thousands of workers are injured in workplace accidents. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 4,679 workers were killed in workplace accidents in 2014, equally 13 fatalities each day. Employers are responsible to provide a safe environment to prevent their workers from sustaining an injury or death, and when they fail to do so, they may be held accountable.
Contacting the St. Louis worker’s compensation lawyers at Meyerkord & Kurth can help to provide you with the compensation you deserve for your damages. We have the experience and skill necessary to handle your case to allow you to focus on recovering from your injuries. If you have been injured in a workplace accident, contact our office today for a free consultation.